India

Total population (in thousands) 1,279,499 (2013)
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands) 379,347 (2013)
Out-of-school children 6,401,719 (2013)
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India: Innovative teaching techniques to the fore

Medak: “Multi-grade and multi-level teaching method,” adopted by primary school teachers is making rapid strides in overhauling the education system in the district. The teachers have come up with this innovative method with the support and encouragement from District...

A school where disability becomes super-ability

It’s noon and children are eagerly waiting to walk outside their classrooms. As their platter is getting prepared, students of Shradhanjali Integrated School (SIS) walk out hand in hand — some with calipers, some on wheelchairs and others with no support...

WHY 12.1 MN ‘DIVYAANG’ INDIANS ARE ILLITERATE

At the launch of the government’s Accessible India Campaign in December 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested the term “divyaang” — which translates into “divine body” — for persons with disability, instead of the usual...

India’s learning deficit: Solution on the horizon? Check it out

India may finally have a solution to its serious learning deficit problem. Despite primary school enrolments jumping to around 95% today, as one ASER study after another shows, students simply aren’t learning. At an aggregate level, the average Grade 6 student is...

India: Smart Schools Curriculums Must Teach Real-World Skills

The joke that Indians aspire only to become a doctor or an engineer is so old, it is now a reliable cliche stand up comics rely on to get an easy laugh. But, as with most stereotypes, it arises from a collective mentality we all seem to buy into. This is reflected...

India: Creating An Aware Future Generation…

Children living in slums are more exposed to hard facts of life. In absence of proper guidance, they can easily fall for any wrong habits. Addiction to smoking and drinking is one of such obvious threats. Children witness the effects of addiction on people’s health,...

India: When mothers become change makers

When mothers become change makers A group of women of Gutung village in Golaghat district of Assam have formed a Mothers’ Committee to monitor the activities of the primary school in their village. Over a period of time, they have evolved themselves into change...

Never Mind China, India Will Be The Next Education Superpower

For some time now, the search for the next education superpower has turned its sights East, but while we have been looking in the right continent, perhaps it is has not been the right place. Far from China or Singapore, let alone Japan or South Korea, from being the...

India: Strengthening skills and education for innovation

Education as a fundamental right has held great importance in an ever-evolving complex, industrialised society. It provides space for children to socialise and develop skill-sets to become contributing citizens, validating the potential growth of a country...
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